Five years ago tomorrow my beautiful mother passed away. Insha'allah may Allah grant her Jannat-el Firdous (Highest Heaven). Although it's hard at times (especially this time of year) I think of the happy moments we shared together; the laughs, the hugs and overall joy. She was truly a great, genuine and giving person. When she converted to Islam many many years ago, she picked a name she loved years prior to her conversion out of an encyclopedia. Khadijah. She wanted very much to live up to that name as best as she could. Alhumdulillah I think she did the name justice. :)
I was extremely excited when H&M finally opened a store in the Dallas area which was about 2 months ago. It was so far from me but I went to the store maybe a month after it opened hoping the lines wont be so long and I would be able to actually purchase something..WRONG! since it was the the only store it was super packed..and oddly enough extremely dark lighting which turned me off completely.
I got a little jolt of excitement when my neighbor told me one was opening in the local mall.
I went to the mall today (Dec. 18th) so my son can play in the play area, and to my surprise I saw a sign saying Grand Opening Dec 15th. [Clearly I don't not read my malls newsletter...lol] I peeked in, [the lightning in this location was bright and cheerful] to see how long the lines were and it was reasonable so I decided to browse and eventually came out with a purchase. It's offically my first H&M purchase in 5 years since moving to this Country and City!